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6 big reasons to experience
USC Dornsife as an undergraduate

Reason 1: Liberal Arts Education

Critical thinking, creative problem-solving, power of expression and broad-based knowledge produce enlightened, thoughtful and informed citizens of a multi-cultural world.

Reason 2: Renaissance Ideal

With 130 majors and minors, students may choose divergent majors, such as art history and neuroscience, to synthesize their learning experiences and to create an innovative education.

Reason 3: Student Research

Within a world-class research university, students research one-on-one with faculty, preparing them for advanced degrees at USC and other prestigious institutions.

Reason 4: Community Engagement

Students connect, engage and partner with the local community and beyond through service-learning commitments that help them solve real-world problems.

Reason 5: Global Experiences

Students study in nearly 30 countries in 50 programs that combine problem-based or inquiry learning research, and make them true citizens of the world.

Reason 6: Innovative Learning

Extraordinary faculty support students who are actively engaged in experiential learning, multimedia literacy, the pursuit of intellectual excellence, and a desire for life-long knowledge.

    Welcome to the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Office of Undergraduate Programs. Earning your undergraduate degree at the College is the difference between a good education and a truly life-changing experience.


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    Class of 2012

    Watch some of our dynamic students talk about the highlights from their USC Dornsife experience.

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    Get involved in politics

    The mission of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics is to motivate students to become active in the world of politics and encourage public officials to participate in the daily…

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    Explore the World!

    Students are encouraged to study all over the world. This video highlights students who participated in the study-abroad and Problems without Passports programs, as well as those…

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    First-Year Investigations

    Freshmen and transfer students talk about their experiences in the First-Year Investigations program.

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    JEP: Young Scientists Program

    The Young Scientists Program, part of the Joint Educational Project (JEP) and in association with Nadine Afari, Viterbi professor visit local elementary schools to work with…

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    Study History at USC Dornsife

    Learn more about studying history at USC Dornsife from Peter C. Mancall, history department chair and vice dean for the humanities plus other history professors and students.

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    USC Dornsife Mock Trial Team

    The USC Mock Trial Team — composed of mostly USC Dornsife undergrads — ranks among the nation’s best. Civil rights attorney Olu Orange founded and runs the program.

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    Renaissance Scholars from across the University talk about how they found connections with their disparate majors

    The Renaissance Scholars program honors students whose broad interests help them excel academically. Renaissance Scholars are students whose majors and minors are from widely…

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    Learning from the Past

    Colin Keaveney, a lecturer in the French Department uses witness testimony from the Shoah Foundation Institute in his classroom.

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    A socially engaged professor

    Dr. Manuel Pastor is Professor of Geography and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California where he also serves as Director of USC's Program for…

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    Why a Liberal Arts Educaction?

    USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of this great university. The College offers you more than 130 different majors and minors in…

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    Explore the world

    USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences offers exciting and diverse opportunities to study abroad in 51 unique programs in 29 countries. Students are…

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    Problems Without Passports

    Problems Without Passports shows undergraduate researchers that big issues transcend national borders.

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    Each student has a different undergraduate experience at USC Dornsife. Whatever yours will be, count on it being exceptional. Explore what USC Dornsife has to offer you.

    Office of Undergraduate Programs

    USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
    University of Southern California
    3454 Trousdale Parkway - CAS 200
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-0153

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